Gamida Cell, Be The Match BioTherapies announce strategic collaboration
Gamida Cell and Be The Match BioTherapies, a subsidiary of the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match offering integrated platforms and software to manage the collection and delivery of cellular therapies, today announced a strategic collaboration to improve outcomes for patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The collaboration supports NiCord, Gamida Cell's investigational cell therapy, which has the potential to serve as a universal bone marrow donor source for patients with hematologic malignancies, or blood cancers, and bone marrow failure disorders requiring bone marrow transplantation. Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, Gamida Cell and Be The Match BioTherapies will explore opportunities to work together across Gamida Cell's ongoing clinical development program for NiCord, including the Phase 3 clinical study in patients with high-risk blood cancers. Be The Match BioTherapies has an extensive history of involvement in the delivery of cord blood units for transplant and broad access to cord blood banks globally. The collaboration is expected to leverage a wide range of Be The Match BioTherapies' research assets and services, including the Be The Match Registry, the largest in the world with more than 20 million potential donors, as well as personalized case management and logistics services.